Following 10 years of service at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School as both a teacher and more recently as the Language Arts and Social Studies Coordinator for the Lower School, we are delighted to welcome Alanna to the team at Educannon Consulting. Alanna will be managing the ongoing individual and team projects that emerge from the AVI CHAI Harvard program as well the JDS Collaborative. In her role as Language Arts coordinator, Alanna led the general studies faculty to design and implement rigorous, student-centered curriculum at one of North America’s most prestigious Jewish Day Schools. This curriculum integrated Judaic Studies, the arts and STEM across grades K-6.
Drawing on her expertise as a coach and mentor, Alanna provided teachers with ongoing support to help them meet student needs through differentiated instruction, assessment-driven practices and continuous reflection on their teaching. Alanna was able to build collaborative teams amongst the faculty, raise student achievement and create a general studies curriculum that meets the needs of the students and the mission of CESJDS. Alanna is a team builder, leader and collaborator who is passionate about curriculum and Jewish education.